The Biggest Genealogy Research Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make


As a genealogist, you certainly want to be sure your research is accurate. Mistakes made in your work, whether you publish it or not, will be perpetuated throughout the generations by whoever uses your work as a reference. Not only that, but you want your work to be accurate for your own sake, too. If you are doing genealogy, you want to know you are getting the true stories of your ancestors lives. You also want to have confidence you are tracing the correct family lines. There is nothing more frustrating to a genealogist (other than a stubborn brick wall) than to spend months, or even years researching a family line, only to discover that a mistake was made somewhere and the line is not your own after all.
The good news is that genealogy mistakes can be avoided, and you can have the confidence you need to know your research is as accurate as it can be based on the information you've discovered. These are the biggest genealogy research mistakes and how you can avoid them...